There are various drinks on sale, claiming to keep your body hydrated and full of energy. While some promise to strengthen your muscles, others swear to make you extra active. Is this the case? It is important to stay well hydrated throughout and especially when exercising. It is a fact that water is enough to hydrate your body for up to one hour during the workout. You only need extra calories when working out in high temperatures. Depending on sweat patterns and body size, our bodies have varied needs. Thus, to keep your body hydrated, consider these points: Drink Water throughout the Day Drink small quantity of water at a time all day. It will prevent the feeling of nausea if traveling. This way, your visits to the bathroom are well …show more content…
Thus, drink when feeling thirsty. The International Marathon Medical Directors Association and Tim Noakes, M.D., Author of Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Over hydration in Endurance Sports advocate for the same. You can add some flavor in the water. Choose Plain Water Plain water is the best choice to drink all day. Some people may find the taste unbearable. There is water on the market with different flavors. Some of it contains sugar and extra calories. If you are working out to lose weight, choose the calorie-free water. It is also easy to flavor water at home. Add your favorite herbs or fruits into the drinking water. The best flavors are grapefruits, cucumber, lime, orange, mint leaves and lemon. Sports Drinks Most people work out to cut weight and need to stay hydrated. Choose sports drinks containing little calories and sugar. In such cases, avoid coffee, high-octane sports drinks, and fruit juice. All these drinks are high in calories. If you want to replenish lost electrolytes, choose calorie-free drinks or coconut water. Ensure that every 16 ounces of the drink have no more than 50 calories. Water with a slice of fruit is the best drink to keep your body hydrated during
It is important for you to drink plenty of water. You should drink at least 8 cups of water each day in order to stay hydrated. If you do not drink enough water, you can get constipated, have problems with your balance and fall, get urinary tract infections, have kidney failure and your wounds heal slower. You can drink a variety of things in order to stay hydrated. Water is the best thing to drink, but you can also drink fruit or vegetable juice, nonfat milk, low-sodium soup, and even coffee or tea.
Water is a major determinant in how an athlete practices, performs and recovers; therefore, the necessity of drinking enough water post-match is vital. According to Dr. Riley Williams, “After a game, you’ll want to drink twenty ounces of water per pound of weight you lose during the game” (“The Importance of Post-Game Recovery Strategies for Soccer Players”). Hydration can come in many more forms than water. Specifically, athletes need more than just water. Alvey suggests consuming a sports drink with electrolytes and carbohydrates during and after the game (Albright).
I also drink a lot of water, so I am hydrated whenever I need to complete a tough workout or a race. It also shows me what not to eat and drink. I try to stay away from eating too much sugar and I do not drink soda anymore. My coach tells us to watch what we eat and that every little thing you do could be the difference between winning and losing a meet.
Following my “revelation” about the negatives of sports drinks, I set out to find alternatives that would be better for my health, but would still offer taste benefits. One popular alternative that I have found is coconut water. According to research from Lynne Kammer, coconut water has been found to be as effective at rehydrating athletes as water and sports drinks. Additionally, coconut water has fewer calories than most sports drinks. It also gives athletes many wholesome nutrients, compared to drinks such as Gatorade that are full of artificial colors and added sugars.
The recent trend of Americans carrying bottled water can be explained by its convenience, as it can be purchased in vending machines and grocery stores, and is a healthier choice than soda. In addition, carrying bottled water is a good idea to maintain one’s hydration throughout the day (“Tap Water or Bottled?,” 2006). Although dehydration, or loss of water from the body, is not a concern for many Americans, people who exercise without drinking, sick children and the elderly are susceptible to its effects. Affected individuals will experience thirst, headache, fatigue, and dizziness. In addition, if exercise is undertaken under conditions of dehydration a person may experience muscle cramp or ache (“The ‘8 glasses per day’ rule,” 2006).
Purpose The purpose of this project is to test common sports drinks for their electrolyte content and compare the results to the electrolyte content in common fruit juices. Hypothesis If fruit juices were to be compared to sports drinks for electrolyte content, then orange juice would contain the most electrolytes. Materials orange juice sports drink (Gatorade, PowerAde, Generic sports drink)
Electrolyte Challenge: Sports VS Orange Juice Every year sport drink companies spend millions of dollars on advertising there drink they advertise what the drink can do and how it can help you stay awake during your day but what they advertise the most are the electrolytes they supply to your body. Electrolytes are minerals in your blood that you lose from sweat, they transfer energy through your body regulate fluid balance and transport nutrients they are very important to your health and help you overall with your day. In my project i am experimenting which gives you more of the needed electrolytes that help you stay awake. Sports drink A glance at the beverage aisle in a supermarket shows that sports drinks are growing in popularity
Investigative Question: Does tap water, Powerade or orange juice contain more electrolytes? Hypothesis: Powerade will contain the most electrolytes as millions of Rands are spent on engineering these drinks to rehydrate athletes as effectively as possible. Variables: Independent: Orange juice, Powerade, distilled water, temperature
The energy drink increased running pace (Ps conclusions are that the ingestion of 3 mg/kg of caffeine using an energy drink increased the speed of the players and movement patterns during the rugby games. Also, the energy drink had an insignificant side-effect that shows the energy drink was not a health risk to the players, at least with the dosage used in this investigation (Coso et al.,
For example Gatorade is the original sports drink, uses healthier ingredients like sugar, and uses more potassium and sodium to help better supply athletes with Electrolytes. This is why Gatorade is better equipped to beat Powerade in the long
Your best option though would be chocolate milk because it has so much protein and repairs you sore achy muscles. Although most people drink water after sports Jason Karp said , “ It’s water but much much more!” This is important to know because if you think that chocolate milk is all sugar, you have to think again because it is really half water, half protein. Also chocolate milk is referred to professional athletes. Milk unleashed stated, “ Chocolate milk has been preferred more than sports drinks for Olympians and amateur athletes.”
Drinking Water Is the Way to Go Specific Purpose: To show to my audience the importance of water to our body and to encourage them to drink water more often. Central Idea: Many people may take drinking water for granted, but keeping hydrated can have a huge impact on overall health. Despite how crucial it is that people drink enough water, a significant amount of people may be failing to drink recommended levels of fluids each day. I.
With the constantly increasing paces of everyday life the search for an energy source, capable of boosting the human body to new limits by extending its endurance, continues. In the recent years a specific product, called an energy drink, has received much publicity worldwide. The energy drink is a highly caffeinated stimulant that is able to rise the performance of the human body. Many people consider it as a refreshment after a hard day’s work. What’s more one of the most frequently used cases of energy drinks is in combination with alcohol during parties.
Introduction: In this lab, of water in a hydrate, or a substance whose crystalline structure is bound to water molecules by weak bonds, is determined by heating up a small sample of it. By heating, the water of hydration, or bound water, is removed, leaving only what is called an anhydrous compound. Based on the percent water in the hydrate, it can be classified as one of three types: BaCl2O ⋅ 2H20, with a percent water of about 14.57%, CuSO4